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ERIC Number: EJ932084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
Our House: How to Make the Most of an Alumni Center
Fine, Lisa
CURRENTS, v37 n4 p32-35 Apr 2011
Alumni houses and centers can seem like mysterious, stately structures to students and others crisscrossing campus. These buildings are usually constructed to serve alumni first and foremost, but by also allowing access to students, other campus departments and offices, and the community at large, alumni associations can bring these buildings to life and cement relationships with different important constituents. Most alumni centers are built to host alumni events, offer alumni services, and possibly house alumni staff offices, but many also serve the broader campus community. In addition to providing event space for alumni gatherings and institutional functions, alumni centers often help connect institutions to their outside communities. Whether an alumni house is newly constructed or has been a part of the campus for a very long time, the goal is to make it a place that evokes fond memories for alumni. In this article, the author discusses how to make the most of an alumni center.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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